From JapanLiving in Other, Japan (15:39 UTC+09:00)
Certified native Japanese teacher with over 14 years teaching experience (Conversation & JLPT Prep).
italki teacher since Aug 16, 2011
I am an open-minded and positive person to know things in this world!
I love reading, dancing, traveling, learning, talking, and of course teaching Japanese.
I am always learning something and I would like to share interesting things with you.
Me as a Teacher
I majored "Japanese language as foreign language" in my University.
The course was designed for people who would like to teach Japanese to foreigners.
It was great opportunity to meet foreign students who plan to be Japanese teachers in their countries.
I could learn that commonsense makes sense only in where I grew up.
Sharing ideas and knowledge for developing and enjoying our lives is the most wonderful thing.
Of course "learning language" is a gate to know about other people who have different backgrounds.
Would you like to share your ideas with me?
My lessons & teaching style
Most of beginner students and I use textbooks to see how many grammar/vocabularies we covered and how far we came.
But I usually focus on practical conversation in conversation lesson.
For people who would like to pass JLPT exam, I have many materials to share.
I also make a study plan and give writing homework for all students.
If you have specific requests like practice for job interview, practice for speech contest, editing essay, etc.,
please feel free to ask me. I have many experiences and can share effective methods.
My teaching material
Articles and news
Test templates and examples
1995 - 1999
Bachelor's - Japanese language as a foreign languageHimeji Dokkyo UniversityCompleted 420 hours training for Japanese teaching
Passed Japanese language teaching competency Exam Japan Language Educational Exchanges and Services 2011
115 lessons completed
Conversation for beginners
A1 - C2General1,337 lessons completed
Package with 6% off
JLPT Preparation Course
A1 - C2Test Preparation411 lessons completed
Package with 5% off
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61 Japanese lessons
IT IS AWESOME!!!! I have studied Japanese on and off for 3 years at schools, on my own and with private teachers. She has been really different from the second we spoke. Her personality is charming and compared to other teachers, she is super flexible and knows what I needed from the time she spoke to me. Her intro video is good but the classes are WAY better.
Aug 20, 2018
13 Japanese lessons
I enjoyed this trial lesson, and I could definitely see that Eriko is a talented instructor. I am looking forward to working with her!
Jul 26, 2018
5 Japanese lessons
I was extremely pleased with the lesson. I was very nervous about how it would go, or if I would know too little, but Eriko was very engaging and made the conversation fun while also keeping us on track for practicing specific grammar points. She seemed to really know what she was doing in terms of teaching the language, what to focus on, and was adaptive towards my personal learning goals.